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politician , member of the Nevada Assembly

Sheila Louise Leslie, American Human services consultant. Named Woman of Distinction Soroptimist of Reno South, 1992, Woman of Achievement Nevada Women's Fund, Reno, 1993, Citizen of Year Nevada Association Social Workers, 1994; American Field Svc. scholar, 1973-1974.


Leslie, Sheila Louise was born on November 6, 1955 in Carmel, California, United States. Daughter of John T. and Julia (Gonser) Leslie.


Bachelor in Spanish Language and Literature, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, California, 1977. Master of Arts in Spanish Language and Literature, University Nevada, Reno, 1979.


Food bank administrator Community Services Agency, Reno, 1981-1984, planning administrator, 1986. Acting executive director El Centro - Latin American Information Center, 1985-1986. Executive director Tahoe Human Services, South Lake Tahoe, California, 1984-1986, Children's Cabinet, Reno, 1987-1993.

Private practice human services consultant, since 1994. Member District 27 Nevada State Assembly, 1999—2010. Member Washoe 1 District Nevada State Senate, since 2010.

Founding member board directors Gang Alternatives Partnership, Reno, 1991-1993. Board directors National Network of Runaway/Homeless Youth Services, Washington, 1992-1993, Justice Center Council on State Governments, Court Appointed Special Advocates Foundation. Chair Western States Youth Services Network, California, Nevada, Arizona, Hawaii, 1992-1993.

Member Nevada Family Academy, Reno, since 1993.


  • Other Work

    • Editor: Nevada's Children: Our Most Precious Resource?, 1989. Host, co-producer: (public affairs shows) Station KOLO-Channel 8.


Through Covenant each individual accepts the relationship with God. It is not about acquiring a relationship with God, but living within the loving relationship that God has already offered.


The diversity of religious expressions is guaranteed by the separation of church and state. However, church and state should interact in different social and political fields for the benefit of the whole society.


All persons need the ministry of the Church in their struggles for human fulfillment, as well as the spiritual and emotional care of a fellowship that enables reconciling relationships with God, with others, and with self.


Volunteer Peace Corps, Dominican Republic, 1979-1980. Board director Truckee Meadows Human Services Association, Reno. Chair Coalition for Future of Juvenile Justice and Youth Services, Reno.

Member Guatemalan Judges Exchange, Reno. Advisory member Family Cabinet Inc., Las Vegas, 1992, Children's Cabinet at Incline Village, Lake Tahoe, since 1992. Member advisory board Nevada Museum Art.

Member advisory council Nevada Kids Count. Member Sierra Nevada Community Access television, Soroptimist of Truckee Meadows.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: travel, backpacking, hiking.


Married Robert Fulkerson, January 19, 1985 (divorced). 1 child, Emma.

John T. Leslie

Julia (Gonser) Leslie

Robert Fulkerson

Emma Leslie